Loops, Strings, and Topology

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 16:00 to 17:00
Speaker Information
Ralph L. Cohen
Stanford University

Abstract or Additional Information

In this lecture I will give an overview of a fairly new field of study called ”String Topology”. This is a theory that studies the differential and alge- braic topology of spaces of paths and loops in manifolds. I will describe the topological structure of this theory, as well as its motivation from physics. I will then discuss some applications.

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